Carrington College Reviews

1.46 out of 5 stars
(66 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $13,975 - $54,125
10% of 66 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 66 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.7 out of 5 stars
Chickadee - 9/30/2019
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Oh god this school is horrible. My experience was a little better after I switched financial aid advisors. I do not recommend Yana as a financial aid advisor, she is so rude! I ended up leaving because she wasn’t helping me with my financial aid. She rarely answered my emails, or returned any of my phone calls. This school could be great if the staff weren’t so awful."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Joe Kerr - 8/7/2019
Degree: Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 1996
"I went to Apollo College back in the mid 90's and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't go back to that school or ANY "for profit" school if they had the cure for AIDS and held a gun to my head. They fed me lie after lie after lie by telling me about "Top-of-the-line training and instruction". At the time I was applying, I was told over and over by some recruiter/sales lady that they will "Work with me" when I disclosed that I have a diagnose learning disability. Obviously, they didn't. When I was a student there I was working full time and pulling a 3.8 GPA. During my class time, I was locked out of my math class for being 3 minutes late (I was using the restroom at the time.) Subsequently, I had a nice chat with the "Director" of Apollo College flat out telling him that I did not pay upwards of 15,000 USD to be locked out of a class room. He decided that I was causing a disruption for being late. I had NOTHING but problems there from then on. I failed ONE math exam and it dropped from 3.8 to a 2.2 GPA. After several months of my instructors going on vacation during my remediation, no back up. just sitting there in an empty class for weeks at a time, meetings with CEO at the time, even my math teacher had the gall to tell me to "shut up" when I was trying to speak. Needless to say,I've had enough and quit. As a result, I wrote a 8-page letter to the Arizona Board of Private Post Secondary Education as well as the District Attorney's office. They were VERY interested in what I had to say and as a result, Apollo College paid back ALL my student loans and ALL the grants. Later on, I come to fins out that all the accrued credits were no good if I wanted to go to another college, so in short, I had to start back from square one."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Megan - 6/6/2019
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
"Not the school I would choose again. They just want money and don't really care about anything else. The collection department is comprised of the most inept people in existence. Incredibly rude and will not allow you to speak or set up a payment plan."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Roky6 - 5/20/2019
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"That was the worst experience that I had in my life. Awful career service and staff. It does not matter how your grades are good and how disciplined you are at the end you will lose something like your money, time, and trust if you are a serious person about your education and life. I'm still feeling betrayed. I wouldn't go to details otherwise I have to write a book. I try to not think about how my bad that experience was but they give me a life lesson."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Evangeline - 5/19/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"This is the worst school ever. They only want your money here. I did my lpn here and it was bad then and I went back to do my RN only because their credits dont transfer anywhere. RN program was even worse. First of all, the teachers arent qualified to teach. Any dingbat can apply for a job to teach and get it. No teaching credentials or experience required. This Lectures are disorganized and confusing. I only passed everything because I read my NCLEX book cover to cover. THERESA PECSEK IS THE WORST!!! She doesnt know anything and she was teaching community health which is a MASTERS course and she doesnt have a masters. Shes a mental health nurse and not even good at that. She couldnt even teach that class. If you go to this school, expect to rely only on your books. LINDA PETERSON is a bully. She spends more time talking students into dropping the program then helping people pass. KATHLEEN RATCLIFF is PREJUDICE against Americans. She held secret, private study sessions only for the international students where she gave them test answers. Those student got 100s all year. I know this sounds crazy but I still have all the texts from Kathleen were she admits it. Contact me if youd like to see them. LEE VARGA is also a joke. She was cool when she was a teacher but then she became director of nursing and now she sucks. She actually tried to force everyone to get their flu shot with the threat that wed be kicked out of school. That is ILLEGAL. I told her I would sue the school and then she backed off. FLU SHOT AND HEP B ARE OPTIONAL!! it is illegal in the state of Idaho to force these vaccines. Dont even get me started on financial aid! They gave me my LPN transcripts and are holding my RN transcripts hostage until I pay my LPN student loan. This school sucks. If you could go somewhere else, do that. On the flip side, of you want to cheat or come to school and clinicals drunk, then youll be fine here. Both Jill and Lee have let students cheat and Lee has let a drunk student attend clinicals with total disregard of patient safety. I can go on and on!"
1.9 out of 5 stars
Student - 5/5/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I agree with the previous reviews, I wouldn't recommend going here for numerous reasons: 1) They claim to help you on your class/assignments but act like we are all cheaters. They won't let you see what you missed on exams and wont give extra credit...seems fishy. I think they want certain students to fail to get money from them retaking classes. 2) They only have a quarter of what other universities have, even though you pay a lot more. 3) You are a guinea pigs for new teachers who never taught or barely have experience...so the classes are disorganized. Again, for the price you pay its ridiculous."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jacky - 4/13/2019
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Terrible school. It is very expensive compared to other career schools. The "teachers" don't even feel like they know much about the profession they're giving lectures about. I would NOT recommend attending this school if you can find some place else."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Amy - 3/6/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"2018 was amazing. New Dean has ruined the program. Her nurses eat their young mentality is rejected onto students who want a safe and professional education. Dean does not I know how to use the programs that students are supposed to be proficient in and lashes out and threatens them when she cant find what she needs due to her own incompitance. Dont go here.. So sad what happened to this school. The dean has killed this place and the new owners need to be accountable."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bill - 2/22/2019
Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019
"Carrington college as a whole is a terrible school. If you can go to a community college I would highly suggest doing so. The tuition is very expensive, you are lied to about graduation/ placement stats, you are asked to submit documents numerous times because admission and records and your program director don't share any information. We are asked almost ever "semester" if we know anyone who would like to enroll in Carrington College probably because no student in their right mind would apply to this pay to go college. The instructors are constantly revolving making every class a challenge because you are the test class for the new teacher to learn the ropes of teaching. Instructors are not impartial to all students and are known to pick favorite students and let them get away with almost anything. You are not given any time to truly digest the material since most of your classes are only a week long with tests every day. The one benefit is that our instructors are currently or used to work in the field however their "real life examples" from their job seem to mirror some episodes from the TV show House or The Good Doctor making them seem less credible."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Good school if youre serious - 2/10/2019
Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018
"I attending carrington college in pleasant hill for the respiratory program. Carrington is a great school for someone who knows what they want. Its not a school for someone who needs teachers to tell them what to do and baby feed you. You pay to get in get out and take the boards. They help you pass your exams and thats exactly what I needed. I read a lot of negative reviews about this school and although they do have their flaws, if you stick with the program, youll end with what you wanted in the beginning. If youre naturally a good student and you take learning seriously, youll have no problem with graduating and getting your degree. And thats what we all want at the end of the day! Their career services department was awesome in helping you with everything you needed and tutors are always there to help. I had bad teachers and great teachers at this school but all schools have that. Dont be surprised if the program is disorganized and feels shuffled, just go with it. They want you to graduate cuz its good for their statistics, so they dont do it on purpose."